Wednesday, June 16, 2010


The lords have been taking it easy for a while but they got their brightest palette out last night and painted the skies with gay abandon.

It was very spectacular and the punters on the sunset cruiseboats had a real treat.

This was as good as I can ever remember seeing.

This pic reminds me that I must retire my red ensign.

Tonight was special too and a few seconds after I took this pic I was treated to one of the better green flashes. A better wordsmith described the flash thus.

"a green which no artist could ever obtain on his palette, a green of which neither the varied tints of vegetation nor the shades of the most limpid sea could ever produce the like! If there is a green in Paradise, it cannot be but of this shade, which most surely is the true green of Hope" (Jules Verne)

For the people like me who have to know how things work here is a technical explanation.

NB Click on pic to enlarge it.


  1. There was me thinking the red ensign was in the second picture hanging at the side of the boat.
    Great sunset.
    Are you far enough south to miss the huricane track or still further to go?

  2. Just had the first strong wave get flagged by the US hurricane watchers but it did not develop.

    Most hurricanes go North of St Lucia nad nearly all go North of Grenada.

    I want to be in Grenada by the 1st of July and holed up in one of the protected bays on the South coast